Specsavers in Loughton is on the search for 2018’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year, with the chance to win a prize of £10,000 in cash.

Claire ‘steps’ in

This year the competition has been launched by Steps star Claire Richards. She said: ‘I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I love to mix things up and try a geek-chic frame one day and then a sexy cat’s eye the next.’

The competition is on the hunt for the UK’s proudest specs wearers. All participants have to do is visit www.specsavers.com/loveglassescomp and send in their favourite selfie.

Specsavers will donate £1 for each entry to the anti-bullying charity Kidscape, supporting children who suffer from bullying, and their families. Over the past nine years the competition has raised over half a million pounds.

A great way to celebrate glasses

Susana de Silva, store director at Specsavers in Loughton said: ‘The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award is always a great way to celebrate glasses, as well as raise money for a worthwhile charity. I’m looking forward to seeing who sends their pictures through.’

There are five age categories, including – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and 60s plus. 10 semi-finalists will be chosen from each region across the UK winning fantastic prizes. One finalist from each category plus a Facebook favourite will be invited to a star studded night of glam in London in October.

Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

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